The singer says she loves kicking off her heels when she gets home at night

By StyleWatch
Updated August 16, 2011 02:30 PM

Courtesy InStyle Magazine

She may be running the world, but even Beyoncé relies on some beauty basics to keep her looking gorgeous around the clock.

“I really do try my best to take care of my skin,” she tells InStyle. “Like most women, I sometimes forget to wash the makeup off before going to sleep, but you pay for that mistake.” To fix that occasional faux pas? “I drink a lot of water and moisturize, moisturize, moisturize,” she says.

When it comes to styling her curls, the singer is all about simplicity. “My favorite is still a high ponytail,” she says. “It’s clean and classic.” Though that’s not to say she hasn’t experimented with other dos, too. “I’m not going to tell you the numerous hairstyles I’ll never try again because I know you will look up the photos,” she jokes.

However, it might be more surprising to hear that the fashionista has an affinity for the most basic of clothing items: T-shirts. “I can never have enough,” she admits, adding, “My favorite is a simple white tee.” There is one not-so-plain item she’s rarely seen without, though — her sky-high heels — but Beyoncé says that at the end of every day, her weary feet catch a break. She shares, “When I get home, the first thing I do is take off my stilettos!”

For more with Beyoncé, pick up the September issue of InStyle, on newsstands Friday.

–Kim Peiffer